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Hebrews 7:23

    Hebrews 7:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they indeed have been made priests many in number, because that by death they are hindered from continuing:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And it is true that there have been a great number of those priests, because death does not let them go on for ever;

    Webster's Revision

    And they indeed have been made priests many in number, because that by death they are hindered from continuing:

    World English Bible

    Many, indeed, have been made priests, because they are hindered from continuing by death.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they indeed have been made priests many in number, because that by death they are hindered from continuing:

    Clarke's Commentary on Hebrews 7:23

    And they truly were many priests - Under the Mosaic law it was necessary there should be a succession of priests, because, being mortal, they were not suffered to continue always by reason of death.

    Barnes' Notes on Hebrews 7:23

    And they truly - Under the Jewish dispensation. The object of this verse and the following is, to state one more reason of the excellence of the priesthood of Christ. It is, that owing to the frailty of human nature, and the shortness of life, the office of priest there was continually changing. But here there was no such change. Christ, being exalted to the heavens to live forever there, has now an unchangeable priesthood, and everything in regard to his office is permanent.

    Wesley's Notes on Hebrews 7:23

    7:23 They were many priests - One after another.